Wilfred Howson

My mother was Ellen Hazel Howson born in the Foxholes Cottages in Methley Parish in 1910. Her brother Wilfred Howson is commemorated on the war memorial in Methley churchyard (however … Continue Reading →

Briggs’ Early Days

Adventures in Coal The booklet by Wakefield historian the late John Goodchild concentrates on the collieries owned and managed by Henry Briggs and his successors in the Whitwood and its … Continue Reading →

Residents Association

At their meeting held on 2nd May, 2017 following the¬†efficient reports of the officials it was reported that the three people in official positions have agreed to stand down and … Continue Reading →

Newmarket Cold Store

West Hall Hill – Newmarket Site Cold Store Construction Construction commenced on this immense project in May 2014 and the builders claim it is on schedule and will commence with … Continue Reading →

Churchside Conservation

Methley Churchside conservation area appraisal and management plan was adopted by Leeds City Council in October, 2008. The document looks briefly at the history of the village and defines what … Continue Reading →